pissing contest

pissing contest

A useless or trivial argument, competition, or comparison. Whenever Jeff and Tim hang out, they always get into this pissing contest about who's the bigger sci-fi fanatic. If you two are quite finished with your little pissing contest, do you think we might get back to work now?
See also: contest, piss
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Likening the situation to a 'pissing contest,' Locsin railed again against hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels that had been surrounding Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island and nearby islands in the West Philippine Sea since January.
"This is actually not the right time to bring up disagreements over the South China/West Philippine Sea with both sides hot under the collar while a pissing contest is in full flower," Locsin said in a tweet Monday.
Political pundits have on record that Echesa was ultimately done in by his ill-advised move to engage Raila Odinga in a pissing contest.
The group wrote Wednesday on their Facebook page, "Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, has enabled @realDonaldTrump from his first dog whistles in the birther movement to his latest nuclear pissing contest."
It's a pissing contest. A lot of the lecturers have technical backgrounds but either they haven't made wine or haven't made great wine.
Following Patrick's press conference on Tuesday, parents of transgender children spoke at a separate press conference outside the state Capitol where they characterized Patrick's efforts as a "literal pissing contest," Svitek wrote.
University administration, Aurbach asserts, is a "pissing contest."
The accusations come after a statement war between the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance in early September, followed by a squabble and pissing contest over which politician was less corrupt in an October energy committee meeting in parliament.
Skateboarding isn't a pissing contest. No professional skateboarder, team manager, filmer or photographer will be impressed if you 360 flip something before a pro does.
But it is likely the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation to come out Hollywood since John Huston's The Bible In the Beginning, wherein, engaging in an epic sort of pissing contest with himself, the director played both Noah and the Voice of God.
2) Don't enter in a pissing contest with a skunk (this was after enduring personal attacks as chair during a school board meeting).
It's fine to ask what's going on, but don't get into a pissing contest with your caregivers.
Put bluntly, New York politicians are involved in a massive pissing contest over the issue.
Among other things, Salvador engages in, or at least hallucinates about, a pissing contest with artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Don't get in a pissing contest with a skunk (from my father).